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Company cars – Germany

If you want to drive a company car registered in another EU country in Germany you must register it there.

Registration in Germany is not required if you only want to drive it there for up to one year. This temporary use is, however, conditional on the car not being mainly located in Germany (which is possible, for example, in the case of cross-border commuters).

The following conditions must be met in the case of temporary use:

Private use of your company car

From a legal point of view, you may use the company car in Germany for private purposes. However, you must also abide by the rules on this point in your contract of employment.

Lending your company car to a family member

If you use your company car in Germany, you can legally lend the car to your spouse or children. However, you must also abide by the rules on this point in your contract of employment.

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